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My daughter has a chest cold she is 2 and has the mucousy runny nose and has a elevated temp. Now her breathing seems to be fast like in out in out and not normal or deep breathes.

Is there anything I should be looking for? What can I do to help ease her discomfort ?

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That might be seen as a worrisome sign. What's her heart rate like? I think I'd give a call to the nurse's line if I were you.

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Her Heart rate is 124 bpm ( the normal range for her age is 90- 140 bpm)

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Rapid breathing is normal with a temperature. (google rapid breathing fever)

But if you see blueness around the mouth, or any wheezing or struggling to breath, then of course that would be an ER visit.
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thank you

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Does it make a difference if it is through her nose? Her nose seems clear slight run but still fast paced breathing through her nose.

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It might be croup, make sure you stay close at night, that is when it gets worse. Cold dry air helped my DS, not the hot/steamy which is usually recommended to go in the shower. If you have a/c I would crank it.
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Is she neck breathing? Like, is that little soft spot above her collarbone going in and out when she breathes? That is a sign of asthma.

It's complicated.
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